Dr. Stephan Sinn

Dr. Stephan Sinn deals with the development of fluorescence based assays for the detection of biological relevant analytes.

Furthermore, he develops physico chemical models for supramolecular interactions.Dr. Stephan Sinn - PostDoc

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Phone: 0049-(0)721/608-26883

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Office: 0-206

Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1

76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen







  • Since 2017               PostDoc at the Instituet of Nanotechnology (INT) of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany                              

                                     (Emmy Noether Group of Dr. Frank Biedermann)

  • 2013 – 2017             PhD thesis at the Institut de Science et d'Ingénierie Supramoléculaires of the Université de Strasbourg, France 

                                     (Prof. Luisa De Cola, Prof. Jean-Marie Lehn)

  • 2007 – 2012             University studies and diploma thesis in chemistry at the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany

                                     (Prof. Ulrich S. Schubert)


Selected Publications 


  • Teaching indicators to unravel the kinetic features of host-guest inclusion; A. Prabodh, S. Sinn, L. Grimm, Zsombor Miskolczy, Mónika Megyesi, Lásló Biczók, Stefan Bräse, F. Biedermann, Chem. Commun. 202056, 12327-12330.

         This publication was featured as back cover in Chemical Communications.

  • Pyrazole[4,3-h]quinoline ligand based iridium(III) complexes for electrochemiluminescence; C. Hsu, E. Longhi, S. Sinn, C. S. Hawes, D. C. Young, P. E. Kruger and L. De Cola, Chem. Asian J. 2017, DOI: 10.1002/asia.201700556

  • Platinum Complex Assemblies as Luminescent Probes and Tags for Drugs and Toxins in Water; S. Sinn, F. Biedermann, L. De Cola, Chem. Eur. J. 2017, 23, 1965-1971.

  • Stabilisation effects of phosphane ligands in the homogeneous approach of sunlight induced hydrogen production; C. Strabler, S. Sinn, R. Pehn, J. Pann, J. Dutzler, W. Viertl, J. Prock, K. Ehrmann, A. Weninger, H. Kopacka, L. De Cola and P. Brueggeller, Faraday Discuss., 2017.

  • Discrete polygonal supramolecular architectures of isocytosine-based Pt(ii) complexes at the solution/graphite interface; M. El Garah, S. Sinn, A. Dianat, A. Santana-Bonilla, R. Gutierrez, L. De Cola, G. Cuniberti, A. Ciesielski and P. Samori, Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 11163-11166.

  • A Ratiometric Luminescent Switch Based on Platinum Complexes Tethered to a Crown-Ether Scaffold; S. Sinn, F. Biedermann, M. Vishe, A. Aliprandi, C. Besnard, J. Lacour and L. De Cola, ChemPhysChem, 2016, 17, 1829-1834.

  • A heteroleptic bis(tridentate) ruthenium(II) platform featuring an anionic 1,2,3-triazolate-based ligand for application in the dye-sensitized solar cell; S. Sinn, B. Schulze, C. Friebe, D. G. Brown, M. Jager, J. Kubel, B. Dietzek, C. P. Berlinguette and U. S. Schubert, Inorg. Chem., 2014, 53, 1637-1645.

  • Physicochemical Analysis of Ruthenium(II) Sensitizers of 1,2,3-Triazole-Derived Mesoionic Carbene and Cyclometalating Ligands; S. Sinn, B. Schulze, C. Friebe, D. G. Brown, M. Jager, E. Altuntas, J. Kubel, O. Guntner, C. P. Berlinguette, B. Dietzek and U. S. Schubert, Inorg. Chem., 2014, 53, 2083-2095.

  • Ruthenium(II) photosensitizers of tridentate click-derived cyclometalating ligands: a joint experimental and computational study; B. Schulze, D. Escudero, C. Friebe, R. Siebert, H. Gorls, S. Sinn, M. Thomas, S. Mai, J. Popp, B. Dietzek, L. Gonzalez and U. S. Schubert, Chem. Eur. J., 2012, 18, 4010-4025.